Originally posted by FredT
THis guy was not exactly a nursing home candidate.
FMD normally takes decades to become fully disabling, then life threatening - symptoms come and go on the road to full mental or physical disability,
and early manifestations of the disease are most often "formes fruste," meaning less severe. However, early mental symptoms now are recognized more
often, and the long term impacts are acknowledged commonly, if not officially. ...FYI - FMD causes vasospasms and often, unstable or high blood
Unstable pressure is linked to severe brain lesions: "White matter lesions in the brain that are associated with stroke and dementia are commonly
seen in people with unstable blood pressure, European investigators report."
âHigh blood pressure causes âcognitive declineâ and dementia in young people as well as oldâ
â60% of Americans Have or Are at Risk for High Blood Pressureâ
Vasospasms: Vasospasm is literally a 'spasm' in a blood vessel - it may be momentary or protracted, localized to one small region or it might affect
the whole body. "Vasospasm may occur in all of the parts of the body at the same time or in only certain parts of your body at specific times.
Although everybody is different, there is a typical progession of symptoms that occurs with vasospasm. In the early stages, there is usually seen
concentration problems, attention deficit type disorders, and mild memory disturbances. ...As the problem progresses, patients may develop headaches,
then black-out spells, seizures, psuedo-seizures, strokes, transient ischemic attacks, and psychosis. The symptoms frquently wax and wane, or vary in
level of severity or presence."
Are you suggesting that this is a case?
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that something is wrong with this guy's brain. ...I am saying that anyone who goes "out of control," either
episodically or permanently, needs to be evaluated medically and if possible, treated. As FMD is epidemic in the USA and it's potential effects on
mental function are well-known and documented, the disease should be considered as a likely diagnosis. ...Also, as FMD tends not to be diagnosed
unless (usually life threatening) macroscopic lesions are present in larger arteries, diagnosis should be made from a skin scraping test for
how do you propose to treat FMD?
First, mind control is not the way to go.
Not to be facetious, but past and current treatment trends do focus on medical mind control - and attempt to treat secondary symptoms while ignoring
the underlying disease. It doesn't work. Moreover, most modern drugs tend to treat specific symptoms at the expense of causing the underlying disease
to progress more quickly.
Original title: Drugs That Reduce One Danger Have Been Shown to Create Another
Real solutions to the problem are complex. ...In fact, it's much easier to prevent FMD than it is to treat it - and likely less costly overall.
Prevention includes 1) preventing spread and also, 2) preventing a) activation and b) progression that results from exposure to chemical and
infectious disease triggers. Technological solutions for prevention exist, but are not used.
...Today, FMD is generally described as untreatable as well as incurable. However, the warning offered at the end of Hammesfahr's 1996 vasospasm
overview suggests otherwise: "Although the diagnosis and care of this condition is conceptually simple, it is actually very difficult and potentially
very dangerous. Rapid improvement can be the norm for most patients, but great care and attention by the physician and the patient must be taken. This
can be dangerous without a physician committed to meticulous attention to detail and care of the condition."
As with any problem - the first step to resolution is admitting the problem exists. Then comes:
1. Water. New nano-filters should be used to filter wastewater before it enters the waterways, and again before it enters household taps. Current
filtration systems are completely inadequate and spread disease - as well as drugs and chemicals that trigger disease and speed its progression.
2. Food. Current sterilization and decontamination procedures are completely inadequate - and spread disease. Current regulations deal only with old
forms of disease - and ignore new mutations and newly discovered infectious microbes and particles. New methods and materials exist to effectively
sterilize and decontaminate food production facilities, but are not used - laws are required to mandate the use of effective procedures.
Common food additives trigger disease and speed its progression - singly and when the chemicals combine inside the body. These additives need to be
removed - and laws enacted to force their removal.
Early diagnosis is critical, but early diagnosis and preventive treatments are not covered by insurance - FMD and similar or related diseases are not
diagnosed or treated before symptoms are life threatening. People without insurance are totally sol. This is why 65% of reported new cases of FMD in
the USA are found in autopsy. ...Many diagnostic tools are available. For example:
2003 - â â...certain kinds of human fibroblasts can develop into scar-type or fat-type cells,â says lead author Richard P. Phipps, professor of
environmental medicine, microbiology and immunology, oncology and pediatrics. âŚfibroblasts play a major role in scar formation, fat accumulation and
inflammation. âŚ fibroblasts may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool by providing clues to the severity of a disease or who might be prone to
abnormal wound healing. âŚmyofibroblasts result in fibrosis of the liver, kidneys, lungs and heart. Lipofibroblasts develop into fat cells and lead
to thyroid eye disease and harmful accumulation of fatty tissue in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. âŚPhipps and his team discovered surface
markers that identify which fibroblasts have the potential to change into myofibroblasts or lipofibroblasts."
SOURCE: University of Rochester, news release, October 2003. The research is published in The American Journal of Pathology, October 2003 edition.
Also at www.prohealthinc.com...
At present, public health campaigns hide the epidemic's existence and blame the victims - wrongly saying common health problems are "genetic" or
self-inflicted, and pushing "Personal Responsibility in Health" eugenics legislation.
People need to be informed, and trained to recognize symptoms, identify their triggers and learn to avoid and prevent exposures. This will go a long
way towards slowing progression and preventing early disability - and saving Social Security, the GOP and more.
....Obviously the situation is much more complicated - but these are few highlights.